The Basics of Backgammon Game Plans – Part 2

Saturday, 24. February 2018

As we have dicussed in the previous article, Backgammon is a casino game of skill and luck. The goal is to shift your chips carefully around the game board to your home board and at the same time your opponent moves their chips toward their inner board in the opposite direction. With competing player chips heading in opposing directions there is bound to be conflict and the need for particular techniques at specific instances. Here are the last two Backgammon strategies to finish off your game.

The Priming Game Tactic

If the purpose of the blocking plan is to hamper the opponents ability to move his pieces, the Priming Game tactic is to completely barricade any activity of the opposing player by constructing a prime – ideally 6 points in a row. The competitor’s chips will either get bumped, or end up in a damaged position if he/she at all tries to escape the wall. The trap of the prime can be established anyplace between point 2 and point eleven in your half of the board. Once you have successfully assembled the prime to block the activity of the competitor, your competitor doesn’t even get to toss the dice, and you move your chips and roll the dice yet again. You’ll win the game for sure.

The Back Game Plan

The objectives of the Back Game strategy and the Blocking Game strategy are very similar – to harm your opponent’s positions hoping to boost your odds of winning, but the Back Game tactic relies on different tactics to do that. The Back Game plan is commonly utilized when you’re far behind your opponent. To participate in Backgammon with this strategy, you need to hold two or more points in table, and to hit a blot late in the game. This strategy is more challenging than others to play in Backgammon seeing as it needs careful movement of your pieces and how the pieces are moved is partly the outcome of the dice toss.

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